ERIC Number: ED542496
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1939
Clinical Organization for Child Guidance within the Schools. Bulletin, 1939, No. 15
Martens, Elise H.
Office of Education, United States Department of the Interior
In May 1938 the Commissioner of Education invited to Washington a group of specialists who were actively engaged in work of a clinical nature, with particular relation to child-guidance programs in school systems. The purposes and findings of that conference are presented in Chapter VI of this bulletin. Among the services which the conferees requested that the Office of Education take under consideration was the preparation of material for publication describing the types of clinical organization for child guidance under way in communities and schools systems of various sizes. Such a publication, it was thought, might stimulate school administrators and other civic leaders, in communities in which no definite form of clinical organization as yet exists, to seek possibilities for service in this field. Moreover, by showing trends of organization to date, one may point out the direction which future development is likely to take. This bulletin is an attempt to meet the request of the conference. It presents illustrative practices found in some of the States, counties, and cities in which the principles of child guidance have taken deep root. It reflects the deliberations of the conferees as well as the data assembled by the Office of Education through the use of inquiry forms. It shows, first, certain organization plans followed on a State-wide or a county-wide basis; then proceeds to the efforts being made in small communities; next, to programs in cities of moderate size; and finally, to a consideration of the opportunities of a large city. A Guide to States, Counties, Cities, and Clinical Agencies Referred to in This Bulletin is provided. (Contains 61 footnotes.) [Best copy available has been provided.]
Descriptors: Guidance Programs, Guidance, School Counseling, State Departments of Education, Counties, Urban Schools, College School Cooperation, School Health Services, Mental Health, Access to Health Care, Psychiatry, School Size
Office of Education, United States Department of the Interior.
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: United States Department of the Interior, Office of Education (ED)